An icon of youth subcultures and a shoe that gained a solid reputation just for being so solid, Dr Marten's air cushioned footwear has been the number one choice amongst skinheads, punks and various non-conformist groups since "the birth of the teenager" in the '60s.
Far from the gritty urban setting typically associated with Dr Martens, the idea for the cushioned shoes came about on a leisurely skiing trip when Klaus Märtens' military issue boots caused him discomfort after he injured his ankle. Today's eight eyelet DM boots complete with yellow stitching are based on Klaus' original design with a few updates.
Quality leather, old-time construction methods and an innovative air cushioned sole are the three aspects that make up a pair of DMs. Each pair of men's and children's Dr Martens is made to the same standards as they were years ago, with a rich history defined by rebels and dissidents.